Graduation, choices and alcohol

high schoolMammoth High School will be conducting an “Every 15 Minute” Program on the high school campus starting Thursday, May 31st.

Every 15 Minutes is a two-day program focusing on high school students, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions. Along with alcohol related crashes, it focuses on the impact that their decisions would have on family and friends.

The two-day Every 15 Minutes program is very dramatic and emotional-and purposely so. Teenagers are constantly reminded about the choices they have to make involving alcohol and how many others are affected by their decisions. They know the intellectual statistics. However, many teens share the belief it will never happen to them.

The crash scene is scheduled for Thursday morning between the high school and the middle school with the student assembly scheduled for Friday morning in the high school gymnasium.

For further information about the program please call Mammoth High School at 760.934.6802 extension 223.


5 Responses to Graduation, choices and alcohol

  1. Trouble June 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    I hope al the seniors get to enjoy their graduations the same way we were able to. Without all the Nancy Reagans in this world screaming just say no from the bleachers.

    • Big AL June 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      Amen Trouble

  2. Wayne Deja June 4, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Trouble…I can remember back in the mid 80’s ,when I was living in Lancaster,I was on vacation up at Convict Lake.Coming back home,I heard 2 kids were killed outside of Big Pine in a vehicle accident that involved drunk driving…on graduation night.Being warned about the dangers of drinking and driving isn’t such a bad thing,is it ?…A lot better than the outcome the two families of the accident I mentioned had to face that evening…Teen-agers CAN celebrate graduation without getting drunk…or worse yet,getting drunk,and then getting behind the wheel.

    • Big AL June 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

      I think Wayne .. what he means .. is the kids can have a graduation like we did, where people were not shouting garbage during the ceremony.

      In that I mean such things as “Just say no” .. well there is a time and a place for everything, and “Just say no” has a time and a place as well.

      High school graduation ceremony is not the time and place to be making a public exhibition with such statements. Let the kids have their ceremony without political and social statements being blurted out in the middle of ceremonies.

  3. Big AL June 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    To add to it .. I hope it is a safe graduation for all of our graduating seniors.


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